Artist: Susan Leibovitz Steinman
Title: River of Hopes and Dreams
Year created: 1992
Location: San Francisco
Materials: Earthquake rubble, seedlings.
What is the piece’s impact? It’s a permanent 3-acre eco-sculpture/installation. Let to grow on it’s own. The garden used for tours, where about thousands of students visit every year. It is also a place for exhibitions of local artists’ work.
How does this project relate to this change as art? The piece demonstrates how the clever reuse of waste material and plants can create a beautiful environment.
What makes this an artistic project? The concept was developed and managed by an environmental artist, with the help of 75 high school students.
Notes: For more information please see: http://www.steinmanstudio.com/publicart/riverhopes/index.html
This project is one of the many art projects that have emerged from Recology’s artist in residency program.
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